Woodfield School

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Woodfield School
Woodfield School logo.jpg
Established 1959 (1959)
Type Special School;
Head Teacher Mrs D. Lodge Patch
Location Glenwood Avenue
51°34′19″N 0°15′14″W / 51.5719°N 0.2540°W / 51.5719; -0.2540Coordinates: 51°34′19″N 0°15′14″W / 51.5719°N 0.2540°W / 51.5719; -0.2540
Local authority Brent
DfE number 304/7000
DfE URN 140796 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–19
Website School website

Woodfield School is a school located in Kingsbury, London.

Woodfield School caters for pupils aged 11–19 with a range of special educational needs. The school retained its outstanding rating at its most recent Ofsted inspection in November 2010.

Woodfield caters for students who have mild to moderate learning difficulties together with a range of other needs. Two thirds of the students are boys. Increasingly, students are admitted with more complex needs. A further quarter have behaviour, emotional and social difficulties (BESD). Nearly half have English as an additional language (EAL), with Gujerati, Urdu and Somali being the three main languages spoken other than English. Nearly half the students are entitled to free school meals, and the number of lone parent families is high.

The school is a member of a local Education Action Zone (EAZ) and has achieved the Investors in People, Healthy Schools, Sportsmark, and International School awards. In July 2009, the school was granted specialist sports college school status in sport.

A new sixth form building opened in February 2008. The sixth form is for pupils aged from 16-19, and consists of a year 12, year 13 and year 14 class.

In September 2010, the school opened an SLD unit to provide placements for pupils entering year 7 that would allow them a staged transition to the main part of the school.

In March 2013, the school was accepted as a Teaching School, part of the National Teaching School program run by the Department for Education. Woodfield is part of an alliance of strategic partners in Brent Schools with Alperton Community School the lead school. The school helps to provide Teacher Training, working with the Institute of Education as one of our training providers. The alliance will has a focus on SEN and also supports schools in the Brent School Partnership. The other partners are Oakington Manor Primary School, The Village[disambiguation needed] and Manor School.